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Central Conference - North Division
1 1747 Scott
(Central -
North)

GM Scott has the best team in the North Division, set up by an aggressive first Waiver of the season.  The Titan will be a Cup threat all season long.  That is how it is done.  Three Tampa Bay players, Namestinikov, Point and Sergachev are the back-bone of the high CTR.  Tampa Bay is rated as the top NHL team in the CTR while Vegas comes in at 6th and Marchessault is a great scoring threat for the Titan.  The Titan cannot go wrong with Marchessault as he is either a playoff player for the Vegas or a playoff player elsewhere, as he is one of the Golden Knights top UFAís and may get dealt at the Trading Deadline regardless of Vegasí position in the NHL standings.  Turris and Brassard are nice options and Nash is a nice 7th for a team with 25 points to give in the Standings.  NHLP teams pay for early Waivers but most often those are some of the top teams in the league in the end.  More NHLP GMís need to contend early so their seasons aren't struggles all the way through.  

2 1413 Shawn
(Central -
North)

With an unbelievable 33 points up on 5th in the North, GM Shawn will have a ton of options later in the season.  Bailey was a sweet 6th round pick with 23 points.  The team is good but does not have a top 8 NHL team player, a little surprising for a team this high.  So clearly everything will likely be gone in the end as the Wolverines build out a team with all their points to give.  By the time anyone might be reading this the first of two Waivers Shawn has in New Orleans will likely be used, only one of two Friday Waivers this season.  The Minors will still be fully stocked, so we doubt Shawn will let this opportunity go by when the team currently, outside points to work with, does not have an identity just yet.

3 1335 Chad
(Central -
North)

GM Chad is off to an outstanding start in Toronto.  With four players rated on the leagueís top 8 teams the Leafs are going to be very competitive all season.  Led by the unstoppable Scheifele, a draftee that will likely be 'battled for to own' in the future, the Leafs also have Pearson, Wennberg and Parayko, not deadly scoring, but solid enough players to build around.  The team has two Preds who just missed the top 8 CTR ranked NHL teams.  The Preds do look like a top three team in their NHL Division, meaning Josi and Jarnkrok have solid value.  There is a lot to like.  Chad makes great teams.  This has the start of one of those solid teams that will contend to represent the North in the NHLPís Conference Finals.

 

4 893 Joel
(Central - North)

For a team who has 19 points to work with the Sabres are not a good hockey team.  The top valued player on the team might be Rakell, which doesnít put fear in other Divisional GMís.  Scoring is solid, but top scoring players include Barkov, on the all but mathematically eliminated Florida Panthers and Klingberg on the falling Stars.  Eichelís value is non-existence by NHLP standards and the only place for him later will be a trip to the NHLP Minors.  So you may like the teamís position in the Standings and scoring as is, but truly there is nothing here to fear.  GM Joel at some point make a team and until then the Sabres will be high on potential alone.

 

5 722 Marcel
(Central -
North)

There are a lot of issues for GM Marcel in Montreal.  Who to build around off the current roster?  Johansen and then Jenner.  That is a huge drop.  Not a player on a top 8 team outside of Jenner in Columbus.  The team canít score and the tradable assets are limited and the team is 11 out already.  Does anyone want Drouin or Galchenyuk?  Not as the Habs are.  Voracek as a nice pick, but Philly isnít exactly giving anyone confidence they are a playoff team, currently 8th in the Metropolitan, albeit only 5 points from 1st to last place.  A lot of work to do here and not a lot of CTR love.  Can the team turn it around?  It is hard in the NHLP to make something from nothing.  But it will certainly be easier to accomplish nothing for those GMís who donít put in the work, and work here is needed.

 

6 341 Tyson
(Central - North)

It is hard to envision a worse start for the NHLP Defending Champions in Cleveland.  A year after winning it all the 2017/18 outlook looks as bleak as it ever has been for a GM Tyson ran team.  When you dominate and win 3 Cups in 8 years, this team is a huge disappointment.  ďIíd not put it past him to make something in ClevelandĒ said GM Andrew just last week.  That is the kind of respect Tyson has earned.  Right now the team lacks scoring, is 14 out of 4th and the assets are limited to Arvidsson and Bonino.  Question marked assets include Zuccarello and Burns while Dadonov, Lucic and Strome are worthÖless!  Can Florida or Edmonton bounce all the way back into playoff spots?  Well, US Thanksgiving is this week so not a hope at all, impossible, say the past statistics on the subject.  Tyson is going to have to make a call on these players at some point and even if some are in, they arenít exactly the top scoring players on their teams.  You can always do something to improve.  This team has to do a lot.  But we agree with Andrew, it would not shock us if Tyson can bring this team back from the basement, but the top floors in the North Division are already seemingly out of reach this season.

 

Central Conference - South Division
1 1932 Matt
(Central - South)

One of the highest scoring drafted teams the league has seen in years.  The Rage are on pace for 556 points.  How high is that number?  The NHLP record for finishing the season with points is 446 with a 5 man team in 1990 by GM Brett who lost in the first round 18-7.  However, modern days, with a 6 man Team GM Marcelís Florida Panthers in 2008 had 442 points and won the NHLP Championship.  So we know Cincy can score.  They also have 40 points in potential to build around.  What is there to build around?  Gaudreau just might win the NHLís scoring title, outscoring Stamkos by an incredible pace the last 10 games.  Ya, I just said he is outscoring Stamkos by an incredible pace, you read it right.  How incredible?  Johnny Hockey ONLY has 3 games over his last 10 where he did not get multiple points in a game, but he did point in those three to run his point streak to 10 games.  He has 19 points his last 10 games including 12 his last 5 games.  A second Flame is also burning bright, Monahan and the Kopitar resurgence rounds out the top three players on the team.  Serious scoring is added by Boesser, a future NHLP Elite player and Shattenkirk who with Nash will have serious value if the Rangers can find a way to be a playoff team.  Johansson is the team light-weight and he has been hurt all month but his Devils are in fact the highest ranked team off all on the roster.  Cincinnati does not have a Waiver this season, but clearly they donít need one.  We have said this before, but this might be Mattís best chance at his first Cup.  Who he blows his wad onÖya, I said that too, but seriously, what he does with his points will define his season!  There is pressure to do the right things and be 'great', something the words 'GM & Matt' have yet to have in common. 

2 1698 Andrew
(Central -
South)

Another South Division team that can score with ease.  GM Andrew is 34 points clear of 5th and that should send fear throughout the NHLP.  The building blocks appear to be Wheeler, Ehlers, Turris and Steen while the bait is Huberdeau and likely Staal while Ottawaís recent fall has left Stone an unknown at this writing.  The Blackhawks are every bit as good as Cincinnati, but Andrew takes teams from the quarter mark and builds them into Champions while GM Matt watches and never learns from the Champ.  This team likely wonít be Andrewís best team, might be his worst, which is another scary thought.  What he does with 36 points to work with is often quite different from most other GMís, who either spend it all foolishly, donít know at all what to do, or spend it all at once on the big purchase leaving a remaining roster weak that kills them in the end.  It is a safe bet that if you want to learn this game, watch every Chicago Transaction the rest of the season.

 

3 1302 Ryan
(Central -
South)

GM Ryan has another good team in the South Division but is another GM, like front runner Matt who just hasnít completed the project with the highest rated marks in his class.  Tavares has been gold and the Islanders have caught fire but are in tough with 8 teams in the Metropolitan who are all bunched within 6 points.  Hall and Palmieri along with Bjorkstrand, all play on top 8 rated teams while Sharp was as advertised, a regrettable draft pick in the 6th round.  Lucic is not rated, which is hard to be, with the new CTR team ratings, but the Oilers look dreadful through the quarter mark.  This team can compete for the rights to represent the South later on, but GM Ryan is going to have to earn it with Cincinnati and Chicago two of the leagues better teams sitting in front.

 

4 1271 Jr
(Central -
South)

It is a respectable power ranking for 22 year man GM Jr.  There was a time when Jr scratched and clawed from day one of the season, building killer teams we would often marvel at, but those days are long gone, replaced with a wait and watch strategy that hasnít been working as well.  The early Waivers arenít something the GM does anymore, but has one yet in November which should be used to improve with an easy replacement of Spezza.  Point and Hedman are a two man Tampa Bay wrecking crew.  With the serious value of all Tampa players, and their sheer awesomeness, it will be hard to get any all season.  While Pittsburgh somehow continues to baffle everyone and win some NHL hockey games, even though they have the fourth worst goals differential in the league, at least at this writing Letang has value.  Letang has his name on the last two Stanley Cups and all Jr needs is for Pittsburgh to just make the NHL playoffs, an unfathomable mind-blowing thought otherwise.  Brassard had value, but the rise and fall of NHL teams in the standings currently has Ottawa where Jr predicted they would be.  We believe the Stars will be competitive, not parting with much off the roster until March and weighing things then.  The difference this year, in this Division, will be how good will the teams in front be by the time Jr goes into build mode?

 

5 1067 Vinnie
(Central - South)

On paper the Las Vegas Strip have assets.  The issue here for Vegas, as are all GM Vinnie ran teams, they never strike fear in the other GMís.  You know Matt is gonna try and get better while GM Ryan is always solid in the end.  GMís Jr and Andrew arenít GMís you want to test in the knowledge of winning category.  But Vinnie, he just isnít striking that fear in his opponents.  You can look at this team and say he has got some good players.  Vinnie likely already has and is content.  No team has ever won the NHLP Cup who was content at the quarter mark.  We have prayed for years weíd see a spark, a desire to just be the very best.  Unless we are missing something, and we often do, we just arenít seeing that fire, that passion, from Vinnie.  You have to fucking want it!  This isnít a bad team at all.  How often does ďNot a bad teamĒ win it all against a ďGreat teamĒ?  That is the difference for GM Vinnie who has the potential to be ďNot a bad GM.Ē 

 

6 749 Charlie
(Central -
South)

The GMís first four picks were Kane, Letang, Granlund and Keith.  Did we not expect Chicago, Pittsburgh and Minnesota to be decent hockey teams?  Well, so far, they are decent.  Not good, not great, not the best, but they arenít the bottom four in the league either.  You canít look at this teams scoring, roster and assets and the current NHL standings and say this is the team.  In fact, they are the worst team in the Division.  Charlie is scrappy, but scrappy isnít the trait a GM needs to be.  Charlie is known to be very tight with his roster players, thinking if I drafted them, they surely must be the best of the rest.  Well, they arenít.  Upgrades can be made all the time, but cutting the ties with players is likely the biggest common fault of all non-winning GMís.  The first day, he is 'not who you thought he was', is the same day, he should be advised of his new travel plans.  You donít have to clench your fist when you are holding onto hope because least with an open hand you may be able to grab onto something that is truly real.

 

Eastern Conference - Atlantic Division
1 2123 Andrew
(Eastern -
Atlantic)

They say the cream rises to the top.  Boy oh boy is the NHLP in for some real trouble this season.  We are at the quarter mark and the cream, is already well higher than it ever is this early in the season.  The 1997 and 2015 Cup winning teams, the Hartford Whalers will try in 2018 to be the first ever three time winning team.  Unfortunately for us, when we talk about this teams strengths, we have to write out 7 playerís names.  A little Blue overkill maybe, but the kind of Blue every GM wishes he could be.  Tarasenko, Pietrangelo, Stastny and Stastny along with Perreault, Hoffman and Sergachev is such a deadly combination that GM Andrew could do nothing the rest of the way and still win it all.  Of course, that is some foolish talk right there.  How are the Whalers going to get better if they do nothing?  See, that is the attitude this 6 time Cup winner has.  Not a player on this roster means a damn thing to him.  He would cut the ties, and trust us, he is going to, when ďThatĒ player is offered to him.  Who is that player?  Well, for Andrew it is every player in the league, whoever he wants.  He has a knack for knowing what teams to build around and the types of players he wants on his roster, the perfect amount, not too many, not too few, but the Cup winning amount.  This team is the team every GM would love to own.  But you donít.  Can you be this good?  A select few can be, at least good enough to compete, but the early front runners for the 2018 NHLP Championship, it isnít as close as many of us would like to think it is. 

 

2 1591 Scott
(Eastern -
Atlantic)

A very good team in Philadelphia, but nowhere near what the Whalers have in Hartford.  GM Scott will boast he loves the competition, but secretly inside he must fear the Whalers.  The building blocks here are Namestnikov, Ehlers and Steen.  The GM will likely try and avoid St Louis players this year if the Whalers stay blue-heavy.  Karlsson has been nice with 17 points in 14 games, but Ottawa has slid on the player-demand chart.  There is a lot to like and the Flyer appear to be on their way to competing, but in the NHLP Atlantic, a Division with 17 Cups among the GMís, in the end the completion is going to be very fierce amongst these proven winners.

 

3 1237 Vinnie
(Eastern -
Atlantic)

The CTR has made changes to their formulae for ranking NHL teams.  It is only the second time changes have been made, but it will make the ranking of NHL teams more realistic, actually based on performance and closeness in the standings, as compared with just 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so forth.  We now reflect the difference between first and second, and all spots, a more accurate approach to ranking NHL teams.  Still there are players who play on NHL teams who have no value.  That is players off four teams now (based on current standings) whereas prior years it was every player off every team out of a playoff spot would have zero value.  So, those four teams are Florida, Buffalo, Edmonton and Arizona.  That means, although slowly (well, rather quickly actually) McDavid, who is besting his point totals of last year and is heading towards Stamkos for the leagueís leading scorer, has zero NHLP CTR value.  Is he truly worth nothing at all?  That is how the NHLP works.  If Edmonton stays where they are in the Standings, not one NHLP playoff team would offer a point for McDavid, as he is worthless to the goal of winning the Cup.  He would have zero first round points if Edmonton misses the playoffs.  So, right now where Edmonton is in the Standings, McDavid does have zero value (his point scoring is reflected in the teams potential already).  Now, after saying that, Edmonton might go 15-5 over the next 20 games and at the halfway mark Edmonton could be a playoff team again and if the Oilers are in, even in 8th, McDavid has a ton of value as he could get 10 first round points and carry a team if Edmonton runs or get a team through that round where the rest of the players donít need his scoring any longer.  But the CTR doesnít predict the future, what Edmonton will do and where they might finish.  The CTR looks at things today.  Today, Edmonton players are worth as much as Florida, Buffalo and Arizona players, all worthless.  It is now the NHLP GMís who must determine if that is going to change and when to make moves accordingly.  Waiting too long often means you miss out and moving too soon often means you lost out on what could have been.  Best of luck with this one Vin.

 

4 854 Chad
(Eastern -
Atlantic)

 

There is a lot not to like in Pittsburgh.  The teams scoring is solid, but Laine is by far and away the lone corner stone to the foundation.  Good teams usually have three or four pillars to build something solid on.  Build a Lego building with four corner pieces for the base builds something solid, but start stacking with a foundation of one piece and you have something weak and tipsy.  GM Chad usually ends the meetings weak and tipsy, but his teams usually end solid and strong.  We donít doubt the Penguins will come back as three-time Cup winning GMís always have good teams come April.  

5 839 Tyson
(Eastern -
Atlantic

GM Tyson must have had a ďCup-HangoverĒ.  He might have thought things were getting to be a little too easy, and it clearly showed with the GM having likely his worst draft in 9 NHLP seasons.  In the past the GM has always done the very bare minimum and it has worked.  Doing the bare minimum this season might have him struggle all season long.  No one doubts Tysonís ability, not anymore, but is he going to be willing to do all the work required to truly compete this season or take the easy route and write the whole thing off?  A lot of work needs to be done to compete.

 

6 498 Ryan
(Eastern -
Atlantic)

 

GM Ryan has almost achieved the impossible.  A Crosby team that is averaging below a half a point per game in scoring.  The Islanders are 29 points out of the playoffs and falling like rain.  If you donít stare to long you can see potential assets on the Roster but the longer you do look the more you see even the biggest trade any GM can pull off for Crosby might not be enough.  Ryan has to hope Pittsburgh turns things around and at a meeting a bidding war could be a crazy event, shining the sun over the dark clouds on the Island.  With no Waiver in sight, it will be interesting to see how New York plays being a lap down, with one of the faster, most attractive cars on the track.

 

Eastern Conference - East Division
1 1583 Shawn
(Eastern -
East)

The Schenn-Schwartz built Destroyers are one of the better teams in the NHLP.  Kessel is playoff death to the opponent and a solid addition to the crew.  The team can score and has plenty to work with for power improvement and we believe Shawn will do just that as he builds what he hopes will be the strongest in the Division.  So far so good but Carolina isnít far behind.

 

2 1580 Joel
(Eastern -
East)

How sweet it must be to have the most valued player in the entire NHLP.  That is right, Stamkos not only leads the league in points but plays on the top rated of all 31 NHL teams, which is something that doesn't usually happen.  You canít get any more power for a player then that.  The Hurricanes are full of supporting cast members that most NHLP GMís would love to have.  Bergeron, although Boston may not be one of the top teams is adding his share of points.  Hischier and Little actually do play on the top power 8 teams, while Sheary plays on the back to back Stanley Cup winners in Pittsburgh.  There is nothing separating Halifax and Carolina at this early stage.  The teams are the Divisions elite and are seemingly destine to be good all year.  In a Division that features a mere 3 Cups amongst the group, one has to think the East could be a two team battle in the end from early showings.

 

3 1164 Marcel
(Eastern -
East)

Seldom ever does the CTR power rankings jive one thru sixth with the actual Divisions standings, but it is the case this rating in the NHLPís East Division.  GM Marcel has Schenn to build around, one of the most valued players this NHLP season.  Wennberg is another top 8 team player but has been disappointing in the first quarter, something almost surely to change moving forward.  The GM has a bunch of players who we canít make a call on their teams just yet, but Marcel can improve enough to try and compete with the Divisions top dogs Shawn and Joel. 

 

4 1105 Jr(Eastern -
East)

When you draft Ovechkin you are doing so knowing Washington will be a dominate team.  So far they are one of 8 Metropolitan teams all within 6 points between top to bottom in the Divisaional standings.  They could be the best, or worst, with a couple good or bad weeks.  Ovechkin himself is doing his part with 13 goals, only 6 of which came after game three, but still only 4 behind the NHLís leader at 17.  Although the Machine can score, players like Radulov, Rantanen, Bergeron, Leddy, Krejci and Galchenyuk are on teams that are outside the top 8 (two teams per Division) but close enough at the quarter point to all be playoff teams.  We arenít about to say this team is going to get as good as Halifax or Carolina, only GM Jr can decide if that is going to happen or not.

 

5 1087 Charlie
(Eastern -
East)

 

A nice start for GM Charlieís young apprentice Brendan.  The young prodigy scored huge wanting Pietrangelo badly in the 5th round but equally wanting Pavelski in the first round hasnít quite panned out as well.  When the Sharks coach says ďA lot of guys wouldnít even be out there dealing with what he is dealing withĒ doesnít leave us much hope that Pavelski is suddenly going to turn it around.  In fact does this mean he might be going under a knife sooner than later?  We donít know what the injury is, but Pavelskiís numbers are supported by the coachís comments.  With a December Waiver right around the corner a call might have to be made by then, if it isnít too late, on Pavelski.  Welcome to the show kid and best of luck with that one!

 

6 785 Matt
(Eastern -
East)

GM Matt didnít use his first Waiver of the season because he had an injured player.  He made it clear, he is using the next one, the next one in the NHLP as this is written.  The Nords have fallen to 17 out of 5th and have a ton of assets that eagle-eyed GMís likely can grab at bargain prices.  Connor is lighting it up with 11 points in 15 games off a top rated Jets team that looks like true Cup contenders.  Marleau, Palat and Guentzel are key pieces winning teams are searching for.  How cheap or high do these players go?  Matt has to work it hard.  He canít give his assets away, but he canít pass on this Waiver either.  Do you go really big or just improve enough to keep some core pieces?  The team is the Divisions worst rated but certainly should improve after this round of moves.  Matt loves to deal and we are about to see a few go down in Quebec.

 

Western Conference - Pacific Division
1 1350 Scott
(Western -
Pacific)

GM Scott tried additional by subtraction, trading Ehlers and Turris for a Waiver and some scoring.  The Oil donít seem to have to worry about scoring with Matthews, Bailey, Lee and Stone but donít have as solid of playoff team as it had prior the move.  Scott has already made 10 Transactions on the young season, on the back of 50 last year, so we arenít about to say this team is set.  Scottís logic isnít trade everyone, as much as it is to keep making trades until you make a good one.  That might seem a little without thought, but the theory, he insists, actually works.  The logic goes along the lines of when you make a bad trade, you can make another and another to get back to where you were.  However, when you make a good trade, you now have a stronger team that can be built stronger.  As always, donít try and duplicate what you canít understand, just understand, every now and then this shit works.

 

2 1173 Marcel
(Western - Pacific)

 If you can say anything about the Pacific it would be that it is anyoneís at the quarter point.  GM Marcel finds himself with a mediocre CTR, but yet the second best of the Division.  This entire Division is so tight, it might stay weak all season as every GM has ever other GM paralyzed from doing anything outside of knit-picking.  Forsberg seems the logical player to build around.  Put in the time to get better in the Pacific for it can be won and one of the six teams, no matter how average they are, will be one of the final six NHLP teams standing come the Conference Finals.

3 1078 Charlie
(Western-
Pacific)

 

GM Charlie suffered one of the bigger injuries in the first quarter, losing Carter to December.  Then after keeping Carter, for the Kings are a first place team in the NHLís Division by the same name, now Carter is gone to February after having surgery.  Each passing day that Phoenix stays close and the Kings stay high is a win for GM Charlie, but February seems a long, long, long ways away from November.  Will this decision be the death of the Coyotes in the Desert?  If the Kings fade, and remember this team also has Kopitar, we say yes it will be.

4 1006 Chad
(Western - Pacific)

When you roll a little snowball down a mountain it is supposed to be this unstoppable force by the bottom.  That is more of what GM Chad had in mind when he drafted Draisaitl, a player every GM had near the top of their drafting list.  That snowball hit a rock head on.  Another top pick that is not worth anything at all today as the Oilers are this yearís flop of the NHL.  Will that change?  Well, the Avalanche are hoping it will.  The good news here is Monahan, Reilly, Nylander, Zuccarello and Hayes are all on strong enough teams that Colorado is, especially in the weak Pacific Division, not all or nothing in on Draisaitl.  If Edmonton does bounce back, man this team can get strong in a hurry.  As with all Oiler players, is it a wait and see game, or is it time to move on?

 

5 944 Shawn
(Western - Pacific)

 It is crazy to think that at the quarter point of the NHL season an entire NHLP division can be only 9 points separating first from last, but that is the case in the Pacific Division.  What makes the Division more fun is there are no good, or really bad teams.  GM Shawnís Storm falls into this category, not a strong storm but not one you want to overlook either.  Johnson seems destine to be an asset all season, but the teams forecasted star Malkin, is just a blimp on the radar, with the Penguins maybe the NHLís second biggest disappointment at the quarter mark of the season.  Are the Pens going to wake up and roll over the entire league, like they did winning the last two Stanley Cups, or is this like the Los Angeles Kings, win the cup and then miss the playoffs kind of season?  The team has four scoring players under 10 points which doesnít bode well in an all-out Waiver.  It isnít hard to be the best in the Pacific this year but six teams, however close now, all canít be top four later

6 714 Jr
(Western-
Pacific)

The leagueís worst first quarter injury went to GM Jr in Calgary.  The Anaheim Ducks surest thing is gone until January.  So far the Flames have not noticeably been hurt in the standings by losing their Elite player and Jrís team is only 9 points out of the Divisions best team standings wise.  What isnít good is what this team owns strength wise.  True be told it isnít much.  When you have two Panthers and an Oilers player and another player almost half a century old (hey, it isnít old, old, but for a NHL player who hasnít retired 10 years ago it is), well, things are bleak.  All this with Getzlaf injured.  What Jr is hoping for is the Ducks hold down any playoff position there is and he can say, "Hey, I have this 7 point player who is going to get 6 points, or more in the first round of the NHLP playoffs".  What is that worth when GMís no longer have any options to move their unmoveable points and the Minors are barer than a grocery store in Season 8 of The Walking Dead?  Well, it is enough to never count the Flames out of making a playoff team this entire season.  How good will that team be?  Well, that again is up to GM Jr.

 

Western Conference - West Division
1 1634 Andrew
(Western-
West)

It comes as no surprise to anyone that GM Andrew is again the top team in his Division.  The GM is off to one of his best years ever, again, very scary, for a GM who doesnít need to start well to end with the winning team.  Kucherov is the second most desirable NHLP player, and with Stamkosí history of suddenly watching games on TV, maybe Kucherov is head and shoulders the most valuable player in the NHLP.  The Kings can score at will and Marchessault (traded or not later from the Golden Knights) is solid along with another top 8 team player in Marner.  OíReilly will eventually find a good home in return for yet another solid asset.  The Kings are solid, but the entire West Division isnít far behind at all.

 

2 1454 Joel
(Western -
West)

Top rated players Hall, Marner and Werenski help this high rating.  Another NHLP team this year who is finding points easy to come by.  Marchand has been deadly but only 14 games played so far.  Another top find is Mantha whose Wings are a pleasant surprise for GM Joel.  A great start here for the Canucks, although GM Joel must know that GM Andrew is already better.  To be the best Vancouver who will have to best the best, which wonít be easy.

 

3 1447 Matt
(Western-
West

The Icemen have 23 points to work with and are pulling away from 5th in the West.  GM Matt once again had an outstanding draft.  GMís are constantly looking for whatís on this guyís sheet on draft day.   Schwartz, Toffoli, Jenner and Atkinson are all on top rated teams.  Atkinson hasnít lived up to a third round selection, but weíd not be surprised if he does.  Finding 20 point man Keller in the 7th round is just another example of why Matt is quickly becoming one of the best drafting GMís in the league.  Now if only heíd make as good Waiver drops and Trades he would be unstoppable.

 

4 1270 Tyson
(Western-
West)

Teravainen has been lights out.  Some teams donít score 10 in a week and he just did that by himself while the other 6 roster players had 12 between them.  Killorn and Palat are solid guys the GM can work with to build his fourth Cup in 9 years.  GM Tyson had a shitty draft and he knows it, but this Blues team of his has the right mix to contend to be the best in the West. 

 

5 968 Vinnie
(Western -
West)

The ďDogĒ as he is known in Portland has some solid players in van Riemsdyk and Atkinson.  Kuznetsov, the teams Elite has led the team in scoring while Washington figures out who they are in terms of NHL power teams.  The scoring isnít here, but some slow starters Atkinson and H. Sedin may turn that around.  The CTR stands for Cup Threat Rating and so far GM Vin Dog isnít out of the mix in the West but surely some love would help the Winter Hawks, something seldom shown by this Pit Bull.

6 884 Ryan
(Western-
West)

The good news is the GM got to shoot something while hunting in the wilderness of Wisconsin.  The bad news is beer cans arenít edible.  Doughty is the teamís lone top 8 but the Knights do have several players who can be assets if their teams come on just a little more.  Now that hunting season is over expect GM Ryan to do a little more here to improve in Green Bay.

 

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Final Power Rankings 2011-2012

Final Power Rankings 2010-2011

Final Power Rankings 2009-2010

Final Power Rankings 2008-2009

 

The CTR "GM Top Performer" Award
Rank GM 3 Year
Total
Total Ave. 2011/12 (3) 2010/11 (2) 2009/10 (4)
1 Charlie 11052 1228 3724 (4th) 2963 (1st) 4365 (7th)
2 Scott 10679 1187 4289 (1st) 2005 (8th)* 4385 (5th)
3 Mike & Ray 10118 1124 3510 (6th) 2235 (5th) 4373 (6th)
4 Andrew 9987 1110 3645 (5th) 1858 (9th) 4484 (4th)
5 Shawn 5317 1063 2382 (11th) 2935 (2nd)^ ---
6 Tyson 9496 1055 4092 (3rd)* 2115 (6th) 3289 (9th)*
7 Joel 9389 1043 2569 (10th) 2817 (3rd) 4003 (8th)
8 Jr 9053 1006 3069 (8th)^ 1029 (10th) 4955 (1st)
9 Ryan 8809 979 3332 (7th) 641 (12th) 4836 (2nd)
10 Matt 8413 935 1268 (12th) 2538 (4th) 4607 (3rd)^
11 Chad 7946 883 2702 (9th) 2102 (7th) 3142 (10th)
12 Marcel 7390 821 4220 (2nd) 790 (11th) 2380 (11th)
*Won Cup
^Top Ranked Team
Total Ave. - Last three NHLP seasons, average CTR per team
Rank - Best performing GM, per team for the past three NHLP seasons

CTR - GM Top Performer of the Year Award
20122/13 - ?
2011/12 - GM Scott
2010/11 - GM Charlie
2009/10 - GM Jr

Prior Years - TBD